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To Switch Or Not?

Started Feb 27 0 Replies

We all know that medications have side effects, and that some have worse ones than others. When I got off the metformin, I was so happy that I was feeling better that I didn't care about the side…Continue

Endo Nerves

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cosumne Jan Feb 28. 4 Replies

I don't know why this always happens, but I freak out before endo appts. I've been dreading this appt for the last two weeks--and now it's tomorrow and I don't want to go.He's nice, he's caring, he…Continue

MODY Testing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Whirlygig Jan 11. 9 Replies

I've suspected that I have MODY for a while, mostly because my father and I have the same bizarre thing that keeps progressing and because of my "atypical" T2 presentation (yes, yes, I know, but I…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Super_sally Dec 7, 2013. 3 Replies

Has anyone heard of Maternally Inherited Diabetes and Deafness? I was doing research for a paper on MODY a few days ago and I came across this bizarre (and bizarrely rare) form of diabetes.…Continue


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guitarnut replied to Jen's discussion 'Migraine headaches'
"I started getting migraines in high school, thought they were really bad sleep deprivation headaches. After I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia, I realized they were always a result of lows, but I still had them pretty much every day. I had migraines…"
Mar 4
guitarnut replied to becky's discussion 'A1c1 levels'
"Oh, my gosh your endo sounds awful! My advice is cut the carbs--60g per meal is way too much. Diabetes isn't about how much food you eat, it's about how many carbs you eat and how to balance them with the fat and protein in your diet. Your…"
Mar 3
Cosumne Jan replied to guitarnut's discussion 'Endo Nerves'
"When you're a doctor, Guitarnut, please remember how you felt as a patient. I have never been allowed to see an endo because my blood sugar is too low (Kaiser's opinion). I can say I'm never nervous about seeing the doctors I do see,…"
Feb 28
Graceymomma replied to guitarnut's discussion 'Endo Nerves'
"I love my endo, but I always get anxious before appointments. The nurse usually has to check my blood pressure a couple times, meanwhile I'm chanting "breathe in, breathe out relax in my head". I always walk feeling good and motivated…"
Feb 28
Amy replied to guitarnut's discussion 'Endo Nerves'
"I freak out, too. I always figured it was left over from my teenage/college years when my visits were few and far between and therefore more nerve inducing. Without fail, though, I always panic and want to cancel my appointment the day or so before…"
Feb 28
Lilli D replied to guitarnut's discussion 'Endo Nerves'
"I wouldn't say I freak out but I do feel anxiety for sure. I think it's especially hard when you are first diagnosed or still in a gray area, pre-diabetes category, and/or waiting to be classified or "Typed". The docs don't…"
Feb 28
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Feb 27
guitarnut replied to Heather's discussion 'Treatment Frustration'
"I'm not going to say that you don't need insulin, or that you do, because it's a decision you'd need to make on your own when it comes to that. But I do have a question before I recommend anything: When do you take your…"
Feb 26
guitarnut replied to Dave's discussion 'About that T1/T2 division...'
"I think this is basically what the OP is getting at. We're all diabetic. We're all subject to highs, most of us to lows, as well. We're all aware of the dangers of complications, we all have a love/hate relationship with food, and we…"
Feb 23
guitarnut replied to Eucritta's discussion 'Any Advice for Handling Fiddly Strips with Arthritic Hands?'
"I'm pretty sure the Mobile isn't available in the US. I wish it was..."
Feb 17
guitarnut replied to Eucritta's discussion 'Any Advice for Handling Fiddly Strips with Arthritic Hands?'
"My father does this. He thinks it's awesome. Though I hate that they're so big, they're much easier to handle. And the vial is bigger, so it's easier to get your fingers into."
Feb 17
guitarnut replied to dishers's discussion 'Test strips where do you dispose of them?'
"I keep them in my meter case (which is really a small Kipling bag, because it's completely indestructible) and dump them all in my biohazard container when they start to get on my nerves. Sadly, that container is no longer used for lancets…"
Feb 11
Whirlygig replied to guitarnut's discussion 'MODY Testing'
"Regardless, that makes sense. I always feel bad that my kids got my crap genes and are having bg issues. My 21 yo seems to be pre-diabetic and my 25 yo is low carbing and doing good with that for now."
Jan 11
guitarnut replied to guitarnut's discussion 'MODY Testing'
"When we start dating, it's for the purpose of finding the person you'll marry and not to have a boyfriend or girlfriend. And at some point, when it gets serious (which usually happens within a couple of months), you have a conversation…"
Jan 11
Sam replied to guitarnut's discussion 'MODY Testing'
"Not sure I understand about figuring out before dating and not for recreation"
Jan 11
Sam replied to guitarnut's discussion 'MODY Testing'
"Yeah that doesn't surprise me I don't think they'll even start considering insulin unless you are getting to fasting levels probably 250+. They don't prescribe it lightly..."
Jan 11

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